Twitter announced the blocking of 100 accounts allegedly linked to Russia. The company said that such measures were taken as they “tried to influence the US and the EU.” This is stated on the company’s website.
The related statement refers to two groups of accounts. “Our first investigation found and removed a network of 69 fake accounts,” the company said, noting that the accounts were allegedly linked to the Russian authorities and were used to “weaken the stability and reliability of NATO.”
The second group includes 31 accounts that are allegedly linked to the Russian Internet Research Agency, through which, according to Twitter, actions were carried out “directed against the US and the EU.”
The official to represent the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, later announced that Moscow would deal with the grounds for blocking a number of “Russian-related” accounts on Twitter, reports TASS.